31. George Washington's Mind

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. William M. Ferraro

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch31

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Ferraro, W. M. (2012) George Washington's Mind, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch31

Author Information

  1. the University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • George Washington's mind;
  • singular life, career of George Washington;
  • Washington's “incomparable mind”;
  • 1907 biography, The Seven Ages of Washington;
  • George Washington's mind, and analysis;
  • Washington, mind developed through life's experiences;
  • Washington's mental capacity, complex political ideas;
  • Washington's reading, usually, recreational;
  • Washington, favoring facts over abstractions;
  • Washington's ability, in shifting subjects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Detractors

  • Advocates

  • Education

  • Reading

  • Correspondence and Papers

  • Writing Ability

  • Political Thought

  • Conclusion

  • List of Further Readings